All posts by Jack Brenn
Justin Timberlake races into Lexington
Justin Timberlake, “The Man of the Woods” Tour It’s been 11 years since Justin Timberlake toured to support the “FutureSex/LoveSounds” album and the crowd at Lexington’s Rupp Arena was happy the wait was over. They are a...
- Posted September 21, 2018
How To Celebrate National Bourbon Day
Bourbon & Beyond Celebrate National Bourbon Day At The Big Bourbon Bar Bourbon & Beyond, the world’s largest bourbon festival, once again proves it will celebrate America’s native spirit in a way never seen before with the...
- Posted August 9, 2018
Backstory: Billy Joel. We Didn’t Start the Fire
Billy Joel, “We Didn’t Start the Fire” 40 Years of World History in under 5 Minutes “We Didn’t Start the Fire” is Billy Joel’s 1990 number one hit referencing more than 100 headline-making events between 1949, the...
- Posted July 7, 2018
Neil Diamond’s “America”
“ America ” came out on The Jazz Singer soundtrack in 1980 as a tribute to American Immigration. It starred Neil Diamond as a young Jewish man who must defy his father to follow his dreams of...
- Posted July 4, 2018
Ray Charles, “What’d I Say” Backstory
“What’d I Say” is Ray Charles’s first Top 10 pop single and the greatest improvised song in rock & roll history. After playing every song he knew and still having 12 minutes to fill, Ray Charles composed...
- Posted June 24, 2018
Breaking The Band w/ Van Halen
The Reelz Channel has a new series out and this Sunday it profiles Van Halen. Check your local channel listings and set your DVRs. About Breaking the Band Sold out tours, chart-topping hits, and runaway world domination can...
- Posted June 15, 2018
Elvis Presley, NYE Traditions.
There are few patterns in how Elvis celebrated the coming of each new year. Only three times did Elvis perform on New Year’s Eve—once at the start of his career and twice at the very end. In...
- Posted December 30, 2017
John Lennon and The Number 9
Mysteries related to the Beatles and John Lennon’s use of the number 9 Before discovering numerology, John Lennon had been aware of the strong presence of the number 9 in his life but hindsight allows an examination...
- Posted October 20, 2017
CHARLES BRADLEY Soul of America
Feed Your Soul w/ Charles Bradley On this 4th of July weekend, instead of watching Tom Cruise battling in Vietnam or battling mummies, try Soul of America, a documentary by Poull Brien charting the extraordinary rise of then...
- Posted July 3, 2017
Billy Squier’s Career Killing Video
Billy Squier spent the early ’80s playing big arenas and burning up the Billboard charts. He released two multi-platinum Top 5 albums (1981’s Don’t Say No and 1982’s Emotions in Motion) during a two-year span and introduced...
- Posted June 18, 2017